We have determined that the technical difficulty, wherein players are unable to log into FINAL FANTASY XI, is being caused by an issue with the network equipment.
This same network equipment issue has been confirmed as the cause for the search function difficulties that surfaced on March 6. Therefore, we will be conducting a joint maintenance at the date and time listed below. During the maintenance, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable for play. The duration of the maintenance is currently unknown, but we will provide an update as soon as additional information becomes available.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this issue is causing and thank you for your patience.
[Date & Time]
From Mar. 7, 2012 20:31 (PST)
– FINAL FANTASY XI
* The World Transfer Service will be unavailable starting 30 minutes before the maintenance. Please wait until after the maintenance is completed before attempting to use this service.